Rifts in the Fabric of Causality
Jott is derived from Just One of Those Things, meaning things that fall on the floor and are never seen again, or were placed on a table for ready access but were next seen a few weeks later in a box of corks inside a drawer in a trunk, or which are not where you left them but unaccountably re-appear, on top of something you have just placed there... Jott takes a variety of forms, but is generally dismissed as your faulty memory, your faulty perception, your inability to report facts correctly, or just as a nuisance best forgotten. But sometimes the anomaly really is a blip in our causal reality. The author presents some cases that resist conventional explanations and goes on to examine the far-reaching implications of these seemingly trivial incidents.
Mary Rose Barrington, born in London far back in 1926, became a lawyer and charity administrator, assisting in the management of property interests, finance, and welfare for groups of almshouses. Her non-professional activities have included working for voluntary euthanasia and animal protection, applying her legal resources to these causes. She is now a vice-president of the Society for Psychical Research, which brings her full circle back to the time when she became President of the Oxford University SPR, psychical research having been a main interest since her schooldays.